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Cricket Betting case - CBI chargesheets IRS officer & others

By TIOL News Service

AHMEDABAD, APR 21, 2017: THE CBI has filed chargesheet in the Court of Special Judge, CBI Cases, Ahmedabad against the then Joint Director, ED; then Assistant Director, ED, Ahmedabad and eight private persons, residents of Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow & Ahmedabad into the matter of alleged Cricket Betting Case.

A case was registered on a complaint from Enforcement Directorate, New Delhi against then Joint Director, ED, Ahmedabad (an Officer of IRS, Customs & Central Excise 2000 Batch) and other unknown public servants & private persons on the allegations that then Joint Director and others took huge amount of bribes for acts of omission and commission during investigation of PMLA investigations into Cricket Betting and other Cases. Searches were conducted on 23.09.2015 at the office & residences of accused & suspected persons. Further searches were also conducted during investigation at the premises of accused in Mumbai, Ahmedabad & New Delhi during August, 2016.

During investigation, three accused, residents of Mumbai, Delhi & Ahmedabad were arrested on 22.8.2016 & other accused resident of Lucknow was arrested on 5.11.2016 and they have been enlarged on bail. The then Joint Director, then Assistant Director of ED and two private persons residents of Mumbai & Ahmedabad were arrested on 20.02.2017 and are presently in judicial custody.


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